Monday, December 22, 2008

The Happiest Mom!!!

That would be me!! That is because my kids all made it home for Christmas!! I couldn't think of a better present than that! We moved Heidi back from Spokane last week, and Bethany and Matt arrived home safely on Saturday. We have a full house and I am loving it!! I will have lots of pictures in the days to come!!

I will be slowing down considerably this week and I am so happy about that too! We have 1-1/2 days of school and I work tonight at Hallmark and then I am off until after Christmas!! Whoo hoo! My only goal is to have fun with my kids!! My grocery shopping and Christmas shopping is complete. I know I will probably run to the store for last minute items, it's inevitable, but no more long drawn out shopping trips. Yay!! I have a few ornaments to complete for friends and family, but I am almost done with all of that too! I can feel the relaxation settling in!! It is heavenly!!

I only had time for one layout last week and I just love it! It is my last of the year for the So Sketchy Blog. I have totally enjoyed working with Ally's sketches. So much so, that I think I will try out for the So Sketchy Design Team once again. Check it out here! Ally's sketches are awesome and she is so easy to design for. You would love being on her team!!

Here is my final So Sketchy Design for 2008:

The goodies are from Studio Calico with the exception of the Blue Moon beads, stars, and embroidery floss. The wreath is cut out from my Cricut using the Joys of the Season Cartridge.
This picture of my sweet girl was taken in 1987 as she was participating in her first Christmas play at Church!! Isn't she a doll? One little note: gold embroidery floss is quite difficult to work with, but I do love the effect!! Thanks for another wonderful sketch Ally!!
I do hope that you are all enjoying your Holidays!!
I am looking forward to taking some extra time out and getting into The Word and remembering the Reason for the Season!!
Have a great day,


Mary Jo said...

Merry Christmas, Kristii! Enjoy the holidays with your family :0)

The Tucker's and Wolek's said...

YAY!!!!! So HAPPY your kids all made it home for Christmas!!!!!!!! And that LO...WOW WOW WOW!!!! AMAZING!!!!! :):):):):):)

Have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS Kristi! :):):):):):):):)

lauren said...

Yeah for your family being home and YUMMY layout... maybe I will try out for her team! ;)

karen m. (akaliz) said...

beautiful! so glad everyone made it home for Christmas. enjoy!

Nicole said...

So glad your kids are home. Enjoy the time! I always love your pages. This one is awesome as usual.

Chris Dodaj said...

I'm so happy for you that your family is home!
That layout is my new all time favorite of yours - absolutely gorgeous!
Happy Holidays!!

Helsbells said...

Beautiful layout.

I hope you have a lovely Christmas with your family - have lots and lots of fun together!


stephanie howell said...

so glad everyone is home! have a merry, love-filled, Christmas! oh, and i adore that layout, i already told you over at peas. ;) xo

*reyanna klein* said...

Love this layout! And I think it's so great that you scrapped an older photo! :)

Kelly said...

Your layouts is stunning Kristii!!
And I am so glad you have all your family home...wishing you a very Merry Christmas xxx

dawn said...

I always love your LO's. They are stunning! You are so talented! Enjoy Christmas with your family. :-)

Susan Beth said...

Oh,super wonderful! So glad the kids all made it home. I'm way behind on blog checking, so I'm saying "I hope you had a wonderful Christmas day!" I'll be better at checking in now that the big day is past!